This plan is an ambitious vision for policing and the Criminal Justice System, that places modern approaches to preventing crime at its heart, with the aim of reducing the amount of violence, crime and anti-social behaviour in our communities. Defeating fraud and cyber-crime in the West Midlands requires a partnership response. The PCC will continue to support the West Midlands Fraud Board, which includes Trading Standards, the Midlands Fraud Forum, West Midlands Police, the Crown Prosecution Service, Cifas, UK Finance, the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners and the City of London Police. The PCC will work to see a better national approach to fraud. Building on Birmingham City University’s report “Tackling Fraud in the UK: Successes Shortfalls and Strategies for Improvement”, and will work to see its recommendations implemented. Governance of the national fraud collaboration needs to improve, along with more research into both the criminal economy associated with fraud and effective fraud prevention. The PCC sees potential to develop a public health approach to fraud prevention.